By expanding the green space and reducing paving and road asphalt along Roden Street we will be able to create a larger, more beautiful and functional green space for the local community to enjoy.

The Greening Roden Street Proposal will transform the streetscape with:

  • 1000sqm of additional greening and permeable ground area through the removal of paving and the conversion of roadway into green space.
  • increased canopy to provide a cooler and more climate resilient street
  • the creation of a new path network
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) features including passively irrigated trees
  • biodiverse garden beds with seasonal plantings to provide a greater variety of natural features and amenity.

The proposed design increases green space and tree canopy, improves local area cooling, enhances native ecology and stormwater retention, and provides a more pleasant user experience.

Pop-up session

Saturday 27 May 2023 09:30 am – 10:30 am

Pop-up session

Join us at Roden Street (mid block between King and Spencer Streets) to meet the project team and ask questions about the greening proposal for Roden Street. Hot drinks will be provided.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    ​Roden Street identified for street greening in the North and West Melbourne Urban Forest Precinct Plan.

    The Precinct Plans are a key implementation tool of the Urban Forest Strategy.


  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Additional street tree planting occurred


  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community requests for further street greening


  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Commenced technical feasibility studies


  • Timeline item 5 - active

    Community consultation period

    Thursday 18 May 2023 to Thursday 15 June 2023

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    ​Pop up site meeting scheduled

    Saturday 27 May (from 9.30pm to 10.30pm)

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Analyse feedback

    June 2023

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Report back on what we heard and refine designs

    Late 2023

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Construction commences (if proposal is supported)

    Early to mid 2024

Greening Roden Street Proposal (Plan view)

Roden Street proposed.

Project overview

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